Cute, simple cabin within walking distance of the Village and Lake
My husband and I stayed in the Ski Bunny Lodge over the weekend in mid-August. We had never been to Big Bear before, so I wanted to find a place within walking distance to the main part of town and the lake so we didn't have to drive anywhere. Overall, we had a very pleasant experience. PROS - Cute cabin. Not over-decorated but still "cabin-y", well-built and comfortable. Big deck. - Cabin was well-stocked with pots, pans, cutlery, etc. There's also a small general store right around the corner if you need anything. - Quiet. - I ordered the Romance package, as the trip was a romantic surprise for my husband. He was very happy with it. :) - Everything was very clean when we arrived. New, comfortable clean sheets and blankets. New, comfortable couches in the main living area. CONS - Getting into the Ski Bunny Lodge driveway at 10pm was scary when we first arrived; at night, you can't really tell where the driveway starts. I suggest marking the entrance a bit clearer so guests who come at night can see where they're supposed to go. - Not much of a view of the lake. - Bed was very soft, without any support. - Tiny shower. - Towels not that great quality. - The fire alarm is very sensitive; we used two of the burners of the stove to cook breakfast and the alarm went off without us actually burning anything, or even cooking higher than medium heat. It took us a little while to realize that the switch for the exhaust fan for the main room of the cabin (kitchen/living area) was actually in the bedroom, next to the light. We turned that on and opened the front door to air out the cabin, which wasn't a big deal...but I'd hate to have to do that in winter, or at night. I couldn't find anything in the cabin's documentation regarding using the exhaust fan. Overall we had a very pleasant stay!
Ski Bunny Lodge - walk to both Lake and Village!